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Ex-St. Louis officer dismisses suit against prosecutors

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By Stephanie Baumer By Stephanie Baumer

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A former St. Louis police officer has dropped a defamation lawsuit against prosecutors.

Joseph Seper filed suit in 2010, a year after a jury found him not guilty of two misdemeanors—making a false report and making a false declaration.

Prosecutors claimed he lied on a written report that a detective saw a fleeing suspect throw a handgun into bushes, and that the lie was aimed at getting charges filed against the suspect.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Seper dismissed the suit on Friday. His attorney says Seper is now working outside the country for a private security firm and is unable to deal with the lawsuit.

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